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alhes, and perfumed them with the dung his fellow-countrymen to treat about of the Stinkbing fem. Her arms and the enlargement of their territories, and legs were entwined with the shining that he was called, among them, MYNentrails of an heifer: from her neck HEER VAN SNICKERSNEE. there hung a pouch composed of the Tquassouw, who was remarkable for stomach of

a kid: the wings of an oftrich his humanity, treated the favage with overshadowed the fleshy promontories extraordinary benevolence. He spread behind; and before she wore an apron a mantle of sheep-skins, anointed with formed of the haggy ears of a lion." fat, for his bed; and for his food he

The chiefs of the leveral Kraals, who boiled in their own blood the tripes of were summoned to allitt at their pup- the fattett herds that grazed in the rich tials, formed a circle on the ground, pastures of the Heykoms. The itran. fitting upon their heels, and bowing ger in return instructed the prince in their heads between their knees in token the manners of the favages, and often of reverence. In the centre the illu. amused him with sending fire from an Atrious prince with his fable bride re- hollow engine, which rent the air with posed upon soft cushions of cow-dung. thunder. Nor was he less itudious to Then the Surri or chief priest approach- please the gentle Kronmquaiha. He ed them, and in a deep voice chaunted bound bracelets of polised metal about the nuptial rites to the melodious grum- her arms, and encircled her neck with bling of the Gom-gom; and at the beads of glass: be filled the cocoa - Nell same time (according to the manner of with a delicious liquor, and gave it her Caffraria) bedewed them plentifully to drink, which exhilarated her heart, with the urinary benedi&tion. The and made her eyes sparkle with joy : bride and bridegroom rubbed in the he also taught her to kindle fire through precious stream with extaly; while the a tube of clay with the dried leaves of hriny drops trickled from their bodies, Dacha, and to lend forth rolls of odolike the oozy surge from the rocks of rous fmoke from her mouth. After Chirigriqua.

having fojourned in the Kraals for the The Hottentots had seen the increase space of half a moon, the stranger was and wane of two moons since the happy dismilled with magnificent presents of union of Tquaslouwand Knoniquaiha, the teeth of elephants; and a grant was when the Kraals were surprised with the made to his countrymen of the fertile appearance of a most extraordinary pero meadows of Kochequa, and the forests fonage, that came from the favage peo. of Stinkwood bounded by the Palamite ple who rose from the sea, and had river. lately fixed themselves on the borders Tquaffouw and Knoninquaiha conof Caifraria. His body was enwrapped 'tinued to live together in the most corwith strange coverings, which concealed dial affection; and the Surris every night every part from fight, except his face invoked the great Gounja Ticquoa, who and hands. Upon his skin the sun illuminates the moon, that he would darted his scorching rays in vain, and give an heir to the race of Noh and the colour of it was pale and wan as Hingn'oh. The princess at length mathe watery beams of the moon. His niteited the happy tokens of pregnancy: hair, which he could put on and take while her waist encreased daily in ciroff at pleasure, was white as the blos- cumference, and swelled like the gourd. soms of the almond tree, and bushy as When the time of her delivery approachthe fleece of the ram. His lips and ed, she was committed to the care of the cheeks resembled the red oker, and his Wie Women, who placed heron a couch nose was sharpened like the beak of an of the reeking entails of a cow newly engle. His language, which was rough flain, and to facilitate the birth, gave and inarticulate, was as the language of her a portion of the milk of wild alles, healts; nor could Tquaslouw discover and fomented her loins with the warm his meaning, till an Hottentot (who at dung of elephants. When the throes the first coming of these people had been of child birth came on, a terrible hurtaken prisoner, and had afterwards ricane howled along the coast, the air made his 'e cape) interpreted between bellowed with thunder, and the face of thein. This in erpreter informed the the moon was obicued as with a veil. prince, that the itranger was sent from The Kraal echoed with thrieks and la.


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inentations, and the wise women cried, effe&tual on the ground. At length out, that the princess was delivered of a from his reluctant arm descended the MONSTER.

fell ítroke, which lighted on that nose, The offspring of her womb was whose fatness and expanhon had first WHITE. They took the child, and captivated his heart. The Kouquequas kashed him with the juice of aloes: then ruthing in with their clubs, redou. they exposed his limbs to the fun, anoint- bled their blows on her body, till the ed them with the fat, and rubbed thern pounded Knonmquaiha lay as an heap with the excrement of black bulls:- of muil, which the retiring flood leaves but his skin ftill retained it's detested on the strand. hue, and the child was still WHITĖ. Her battered limbs, now without The venerable Surris were assembled to , form and distinction, were inclosed in deliberate on the cause of this prodigy; the paunch of a rhinoceros, wbich was and they upanimously pronounced, that faltened to the point of a bearded arrow, it was owing to the evil machinations of and hot into the ocean. Tquaflow the demon Cham-ouna, who had prac- remained inconsolable for her lois: he tired on the virtue of the princess under frequently climbed the lofty cliffs of the appearance of Mynheer Van Snick- , Chirigriqua, and cast his eyes on the erfnee.

, watery expanse. One night, as be stood The incestuous parent and her unna. howling with the wolves to the moon, tural offspring were judged unworthy he descried the paunch that contained to live. They bowed a branch of an, the precious relics of Knonmquaila, olive-tree in the forest of Lions, on which .dancing on a wave, and foating towards the white monster was suspended by the him. Thrice he cried out with a kaheels; and ravenous beasts feasted on mentable voice, · Bo, Bo, Bo;' then the iffue of Knonmquaiha. The princess springing from the cliff, he darted like berself was sentenced to the severe pu. the eagle fouling on his prey. The Dihment allotted to the heinous crime paunch burit alunder beneath his weight; of adultery. The Kouquequas, who the green wave was ditcoloured with scarce twelve moons before had met to the gore; and Tquaffouw was enveloped celebrate her nuptials, were now fum. in the mass. He was heard of no more ; moned to aslift at her unhappy death. and it was belieyed by the people, who They were collected in a circle, each of remained ignorant of his catastrophe, them wielding an huge cluh of cripple.. that he was snatched up into the moon. wood. The beauteous criminal stood The fate of this unhappy pair is reweeping in the midst of them, prepared corded among the nations of the Hotto receive the first blow from the hand tentots to this day; and their marriageof her injured husband. Tquassouw, rites have ever since concluded with a in vain aftayed to perform the fad of- wish, · That the husband may be hapfice: thrice he uplifted his ponderous ! pier than Tquaslouw, and the wife Dace of iron, and thrice dropped it in- ' more chaste than Knonmquaiha.

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of this was, that one part of the family

was taught to look upon thie other with I remember tech beter en time a most pious cortemps, and in the end

perfonis of different religions, it it produced a separation. The fons fol. was ftipulated in the marriage articles, lowed the example of their father, and that the boys should be bred up in the in order to avoid the least appearance of persuasion of the father, and the girls fuperftition and bigotry, turned out fite. in that of the mother. The confequence thinkers. The lady of the house retired with her daughters to France, and to taught nothing but gallantry and whift, preserve them from a communication and be feen only at routs and assenwith heretics, 'confined them in a nun. blies;--if the consequence extend not nery.

beyond themselves. But as these are 'The like method seems to be ob. to be the fathers and mothers, the guarserved in the general education of chil- dians and tutors, on whom the morals dren; who, as foon as they leave the of our next race mult depend; it bé nursery, are resigned over to the caré comes a public concern, left the reign and direction of their respective parents, bf vice and ignorance thould be fup: according to their fex: whence it often ported, as it were, by hereditary fuchappens, that families are as much di cemfun'

, a and propagated to distant gene. ftinguished by their peculiar manners, as ritions. by a certain cast of features or com: The' modern method of education is, plexion. My young squire is puturion indecd, fo little calculated to promote a little horse before he can well walk, virtue and learning, that it is almost and becomes (as his father was before impoffible that children Mould be wiser him) the pupit and companion of the or better than their parents. The coun, groom and the game.keeper ; ' and if try fquire feldom fails of seeing his son mist's mamma thould chance to be the as dull and aukward a looby as himself; daughter of a pooi man of quality, while the debauched or Foppish man of though the wife of a fubftantial tradero quality breeds up a sake or an empty pran, the little lady is early inltructed to coxtomh, who brings new diseases into value herfelf on her blood, and to defpile the family, and freni mortgages on the her father's dirty conne&tions with bu- eftatc. If you would therefore favour finéfs., 1997


is, Mr. Town, with a few remarks on * To this method of education it is this fubje&t, you would do service to owing, that the same vices and follies pofterity: for the present, give me leave are delivered down from one generation to illuftrate what I have fáid, by the exto another. The modith excesses of these ample of a very fashionable family times are in their'nature the same with Lady Belle Modely was one of the those which were formerly in vogue, finest women in the fait reign, as the though they differ fomewhat in their colonel her husband was one of the thape and appearance. The present smartest fellows. After they had aftorace of Bucks, Bloods, and Free. nished the world fingly with the eclat thinkers, are but the spawn of the Mo- of their actions, they came together; 'as hocks and the Hell-Fire Club: and ifour her ladyfhip was proud of fixing a man, modern fine ladies have had their Mar. who was thought to have intrigued with querades, their Vauxhalls, their Sun. half the women of fashion; while the day Tea-drinking at Ranelaghi, and their colonel fell a facrifice to her beauty, Morning Chocolate in the Hay.Market, only because she was admired by every they have only improved upon the Ring, body else. They lived together for the Spring Gardens, the New Exchange some time in great fplendour: but as affigrations, and the Morning Puppet. matrimony was a constraint upon their Thew, which employed the attention of freedom, they at length parted by a pritheir grandmothers. And as it is not vate agreement. Lady Belle keeps the apparent that our people of fashion are best company, is at the head of every more wicked, fo neither are they wiser party of pleasure, never misses a masquethan their pre leceffors.

rade, and has card-tables constantly at When I contemplate the manner in her own house on Sundays. The colo. which the younger part of the police nel is one of the oldest members of the world is brought up, I am apt to carry club at White's, rims horses at New. my reflections farther than what merely market, bas an actress in keeping, and concerns their own persons. Let our is protected from the impertinence of young men of fashion expose their ig. duns, by having purchased a seat in par. jorance abroad, rather than improve at liainent at almoft as great an expepce our universities at home;- let them trifle as would have satisfied the demands of away their time in intipid amusements, his creditors. and run loose about the town in one They have two children: the one has continued round of extravagance and been educated by the direction of his chaucheryz-let our young ladies be father, the other has been bred up under


the eye of her mamma. The boy was, mantic notions of hoħour and virtue are indeed, put to a granımar-school for a only fit for poor aukward creatures, while; but Latin and Greek, or indeed who are to marry a shopkeeper or a para any language except French, are of no fon, but they can be of no use to a fine service io a gentleman: and as the lad girl, who is designed to make a figure. had discovered early marks of spirit, Accordingly Mirs Harriot was.com(such as kicking down wheel-barrows, mitted to the care of Madame Gover. and setting old women on their heads) nante, who never suffered her to speak a the colonel (wore Jack Thould be a sole word of Englidh; and a French dancingo dier, and accordingly begged a pair of master, who taught ber to hold up her colours for him before he was fifteen. head, and come into the room like a The colonel, who had served only in the little lady, As she grew up, her mamma peaceful campaigns of Covent Garden, instructed her in the nicest points of ce... cook great pains to instil into Jack all remony and good-breedings-he..ex: that prowels lo remarkable in the mo, plained to her the laws and

regulations dern heroes of the army. He enume, of dress, directed her in the choice of rated his victories over hullies, bis en her brocades, told her what fashions counters with larpers, his midnight beft became fier, and what colours beft firmihes with constables, his storming suited her complexion. These excel of bagnios, his imprisonment in round, lent rules were constantly enforced by houses, and his honourable wounds in examples drawn froin het ladyfbip's the fersice of proititutes. The captain own practice, above all, she unravelled could not fail of improving under fo the various arts of gallantry and intriguq excellent a tutor, and soon became as recounted

the fracagents she had herfekte eminent as his father. He is a Blood of employed in gaining new 'conquefts; the first rates Sherlock has in{tructed taught her when to advance and when him in the use of the broad sword, and to retreat, and how far the might ven. Broughton has taught him to box. He mure to indulge herself in certain free is a fine gentleman at assemblies, soms without endangering her reputaa sharper at the gaming, table, and a bully tion. at the bagnios , He has not yet killed Miss Harriot soon becama the public his man in the bonourable way, but he admiration of all the pretty fellows, and kas gallantly crippled several watchmen, was allowed to be a lady of the most and mon courageoully run a waiter elegant accompliments. She was through the body. His scanty pay will reckoned to play a better game at whift not allow him to keep a mistress; but it than Mrs. Sharply, and to bet with more is said that he is privately married to a spirit at brag than the bold Lady Atalla woman of the town,

She was carried about to Tunbridge, Such is the consequence of the fon's Bath, Cheltenham, and every other place elucation; and by this our people of of diversion, by the mother; where the diftin&tion may learn, how much better was exposed as at a public mart for it is to let a lad see the world, as the beauiy, and put up to the best biddera phrase is, than to lash him through a But as Miss had some fortune at her grammar-school like a parish-boy, and own disposal, she had not the patience confine him with dull pedants in a col- to wait the formal delavs of marriage lege cloister. Lady Belle has not been articles, jointures, settlemenis, and pinleis creful of her daughter Miss Har money; and (just before the late act riat. Those who undertake the busi, took place) eloped with a gensieman, Dels of educating poli.e females, have who had long been very intimate willa haid it down as a rule to consider wo her mamma, and recommended himself men merely as Dolls; and therefore never to Mils Harriet by a stature of fix fuof attempt the cultivation of their princi- and a muullerknot. ples, bu; employ their whole attention I amn, Sirs your humble on adorning their persons. The roo juvant, &c.

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HAVE lately received several letters for fome time charmed us with con

the entertainments of the country: He and at our last ball we footed it to our tells me, that they have concerts every usual melody of the tabor and pipe, acevening in that part of the month in companied with the cymbal and wooden which the almanack promises it will be spoons. moon-light. In one little town in par- I will not tire you with a particular ticular, all the polite company of the detail of all our entertainments, but conplace assemble every Sunday evening fine myself at present to those of the (after church) at the Three Compasses, Stage. About the middle of last month' which is kept by the clerk, to ro sale there came among us one of those genthemselves with cakes and fine home. tlemen who are famous for the cure of brewed in an arbour at the end of his every distemper, and especially those cabbage.gwden ; to which they have pronounced incurable by the faculty, given the genteel denomination of Little The vulgar call him a Mountebank; Ranelagh. I shall this day prefent my but when I considered his impaffioned reader with his last letter; and only take speeches, and the extempore stage from notice of the grand difference between which he uttered them, I was apt to com. the summer amusements in town and pare him to Thespis and his cart. Again, country. In London, while we are al- when I beheld the Doctor dealing out his most linothered in smoke and dust, gar- drugs, and at the same time law his dens are opened every evening to refresh Merry Andrew play aver his tricks, it uis with the pnre air of the country; put me in mind of a tragi.comedy; while those, who have the finest walks where the pathetic and the ludicrous are and most beautiful prospects eternally so intimately connected, and the whole before them, thue themselves up in piece is so inerry and so fad, that the theatres and ball-roorsis, 'lock fair day- audience is at a loss whether they fall * light out, and make then:selves an laugh or cry. artificial London.'

After the Doctor had been here some

time, there came down two or three DIAR COUSIN,

emissaries from a strolling company, in W HEREVER the town goes, order (according to the player's phrase)

those who live by the town natu- to take tbe Town; but the Mayor being rally follow. The facetious and enter- a:ftrict Presbyterian, absolutely refused taining gentry, who during the winter to licenle their exhibitions. The players, amused the world within the bills of more you mult know, finding this a good tality, are now dispersed into different town, had taken a lease last summer of parts of the country. We have had an old fynagogue deserted by the Jews; most of them here already. The Cur and were therefore much alarmed at this Joffus, the Dwarf, the Female Samlon, disappointment: but when they were in made fome itay with us. We went for the utmoft despair, the ladies of the place a week together to fee Mr. Powell eat joined in a petition to Mrs. Mayoress, red - hot tobacco-pipes, and swallow fire who prevailed on her husband to wink at and brimstone. The Hermaphrodite was their performances. The company im. obliged to leave the town on a scanda- mediately opened their synagogue-theatre lous report, that a lady used frequently with the Merchant of Venice: and findto vili him in private. Ms. Church ing the Doctor's Zany a droll fellow,


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